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All Blacks start Rugby Championship strong with Argentina win

first_imgSaturday Jul 18, 2015 All Blacks start Rugby Championship strong with Argentina win The All Blacks touring squad to face South Africa next weekend has been selected following their convincing 39-18 victory over Argentina in the opening Rugby Championship 2015 match. It was New Zealand’s 37th straight victory on home soil. Argentina didn’t let the game get away from them entirely after the home side looked control in the second half. Hooker, and skipper, Agustin Creevy scored two tries from lineout drives, but it wasn’t enough to stop the composed organisation of the All Blacks.On the occasion of the last ever home match for Dan Carter and Richie McCaw, the world champs scored five tries, with captain fantastic himself scoring the first.There were positive signs as debutant Waisake Naholo had a strong showing, but then limped off injured. It’s since been confirmed that he will be out contention for the World Cup.“We are all a bit shocked about it because he was weight-bearing on it and pretty good,” coach Steve Hansen said of the Highlanders flyer. “But he got back here last night and got really sore, so the doctor thought he better have it scanned. And in the scan there is a very fine crack in it [the bone].“It just means three months out. There is no displacement which is good. If we get him right and we do need an outside back replacement, he will be fit and ready to go in the middle of October.”As a result, he was not chosen in the travelling squad heading to South Africa. The travelling squad is as follows:Hookers: Dane Coles, Keven Mealamu and Codie TaylorProps: Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Owen Franks, Nepo Laulala and Tony WoodcockLocks: James Broadhurst, Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano and Samuel WhitelockLoose forwards: Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read and Victor Vito Halfbacks: Andy Ellis, TJ Perenara and Aaron SmithFirst five–eighths: Beauden Barrett, Colin Slade and Lima Sopoaga         Midfielders: Ryan Crotty, Malakai Fekitoa, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad SmithOutside backs: Israel Dagg, Charles Piutau, Julian Savea and Ben SmithADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error The Rugby Championship Related Articles 140 WEEKS AGO Sam Cane suffers broken neck in win over… 305 WEEKS AGO Awesome Argentina upset sloppy Springboks… 305 WEEKS AGO Australia stun New Zealand to win the 2015… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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DNB to assess regulatory burden on Dutch schemes

first_imgThe Dutch regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has announced a survey looking at how much time is spent on adhering to regulation, supervision and reporting by pension funds and some defined contribution vehicles.The survey – part of a wider study into unintended effects of regulation – focuses on whether trustees have enough time to carry out strategy and risk management. As well as pension funds and PPI – low-cost DC arrangements – insurers and banks will also be surveyed.During the first phase of the study, DNB consulted approximately 20 representatives of financial institutions and lobbying organisations, including the Pensions Federation.The federation highlighted the multitude of theme surveys conducted by the watchdog, as well as the consequences of the Europe-wide derivatives legislation EMIR. DNB has now concluded that it also wants to know more about any unintended consequences of stricter capital requirements as well as potential market distortion as a result of regulation.In its additional survey, the regulator is to ask questions about the proportionality of supervision, and whether supervision and reporting requirements match the scale of individual pension funds.Some small schemes have indicated that supervisory methods did not take into account the size of a pension fund.DNB also said it wanted to know which types of reporting were perceived as useful, and how much effort it takes to gather the desired information.The watchdog also called on the financial institutions to present concrete examples of supervision overshooting the target.last_img read more

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Whicker: Kiké Hernández, Dodgers introduce a new generation to winning

first_img Dodgers slam Cubs, reach first World Series since 1988 Magic Johnson celebrates Dodgers’ World Series berth at Staples Center Related Articles CHICAGO — A once-in-a-lifetime event comes to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday.Once in Kiké Hernández’s lifetime. Once in Chris Taylor’s. Once in Yasiel Puig’s. Once in the lifetime of everyone who was born after Ronald Reagan left the White House.The Dodgers have spent literal billions on players’ salaries since October of 1988. They have worked under the supervision of three owners’ groups. They have played for seven managers. Beer prices in Dodger Stadium have increased at least threefold. Torrents of noise blast the ballpark during almost every non-playing minute, replacing the soothing chords played by Nancy Bea Hefley, who used to serenade Orel Hershiser with “Master Of The House.”All of that ended with two long balls Thursday night. WATCH: Grand slam! Kiké Hernandez has 3-HR night, sends Dodgers to World Series But the Cubs were rarely serious about winning back then, at least not organizationally. Even now, their history seems hilarious, when Kyle Hendricks sets the club record for postseason wins or when Jake Arrieta sets the club record for playoff strikeouts.The Dodgers never felt that poverty. They had Koufax and Drysdale, Wills and Garvey and Piazza. They were frequently contending for the titles they never could win. They have had only five seasons since 1988, and they led the National League in attendance 12 times since then.You can stun your friends by telling them that everyone in the NL West has been in a World Series since the Dodgers have, and the Giants have been in five and won three. It illustrates the power of branding. The Dodgers exuded success even when they had none.There have been more famous and talented Dodgers team between then and now. There were also more distracted, fractious and fragile Dodgers teams. This one still remembered being stuck outside Wrigley Field, 12 months ago, looking at the mocking celebrants around their bus. Except for two nightmarish weeks in late summer, the Dodgers were 103-42.“When they were going so well this summer, I still felt connected,” said Andre Ethier, who missed most of the last two regular seasons with injury. “They were rooting for me to get back when I was rehabbing,and for that reason I felt like I was a part of it.”And because of their NL-best record, they could align their pitching for both NL playoff series and for the World Series, too. They basically won the NLCS before it started, as the Cubs left their game somewhere on an overnight plane from Washington to L.A.Justin Turner was not quite 4 when the Dodgers won the ’88 championship, but he remembers it. Chase Utley was 9, Rich Hill 8. Kershaw was 6 months old in Dallas, Kenta Maeda 5 months old in Japan, Kenley Jansen 11 months old in Curacao. Eleven Dodgers on this 25-man roster were not alive.General Manager Andrew Friedman was not quite 12 and living in Houston, where the Dodgers might be playing next weekend. Manager Dave Roberts was 16, unsure whether he would play football or baseball or both, living in San Diego County. He assured everyone on Thursday he was not a Dodger fan at the time.Now they celebrated, and you could still see a link between these Dodgers, with their unchanged uniforms, and their gloried ancestors. Sometimes, winning just skips a generation. These photos show the best moments from Dodgers’ historic NLCS win over Cubs NLCS Game 5 Dodgers highlights: Kiké Hernandez slams Cubs Dodgers fans go crazy for #ThisTeam after 11-1 victory over Cubs secures World Series spot Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error They jumped off the bat of Hernández, one of the throw-ins when the Dodgers traded Dee Gordon to Miami.Hernández homered in the second inning. He hit a grand slam in the third inning that barely scaled the wall, and he ran as fast as he could around the bases, nearly catching up to Puig. It was 7-0 in the third inning with Clayton Kershaw pitching, as secure as a lock as baseball can provide, and Hernández dropped the reins and let out all his high-fiving emotions. Dodgers fans old enough to remember Iran Contra and Bobby McFerrin felt the unbearable lightness of being, too.The Dodgers won Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, 11-1, and are National League champs for the first time since Oct. 12, 1988, when they chased the Mets’ Ron Darling with six runs in the first inning.“All I know is that there’s a real big God up there,” Hernández said in a righteous clubhouse celebration. “My goal right now is to have a real big headache when I wake up tomorrow, and then sleep it off on the way home.”Twenty-nine years does not seem like a long vigil to Cubs’ fans, who were catapulted into the rapture in 2016 when their team got to a World Series for the first time since 1945 (and would later win one for the first time since 1908).last_img read more

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